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Old 09-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #21
Chris Evans
Location: Berkeley, CA.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 169
Thumbs up Re: Which Aikido school in or near Berkeley?

David Orange wrote: View Post
Aikido without the kicks and WITH a lot of very sharp techniques and a LOT of serious nerve pain. I don't know how the hapkido guys take the applications I've seen.
hapkido, if you can find it, is ubber-fun for learning how to fight, to play in MMA, and for self-defense, but in hapkido, after many years, we must eventually decided on a "base" to specialize into, after getting exposed to all its varied ways.

aikido is fun, learning non-load bearing throws, utemi, and take-downs. and all of aikido can "fit" into hapkido, IMHO.

"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools."
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